Its my opinion that memory,your system RAM is the 2nd most important piece of hardware in your computer. How important is your memory,your computer can't boot up of even power on without your system RAM, seriously so don't try this at home. The RAM (random access memory) allows data to be stored and retrieved on your computer. That RAM that you know of today is generally associated with DRAM, which is the standard memory module that's in all your computers you use today. Data is accessed randomly instead of sequentially like the CD or the hard drive, big difference with the memory is information can be access very fast. Unlike the ROM or the hard rive, the RAM in your computer is volatile memory and requires your computer to stay on to retain data, once your computer is powered down, the data is completely wiped off of your RAM.
With that said, now that you got the gist of how RAM works, lets talk about how to install RAM. Believe it or not, installing RAM is very easy,probably the most easiest hardware to upgrade and install in your computer. Two things you have consider before upgrading or installing RAM. 1: System compatibility, meaning making sure that particular RAM you just purchased or think about purchasing is fully compatible with that motherboard. 2: If your installing more than one memory MAKE SURE that both RAM sticks have the same clock speed. Mix matching RAM speed will force the system to resort to the one that is slower clock speed and can cause system instability.
Follow these few steps,lets install our RAM...
Look for the memory modules which usually has a black, brown or white color scheme. Yeah, that is what you see in the picture above, the memory module is black.
Before you grab your RAM and begin inserting it into your module, pull back the retention clips that's at the end of the memory module, that locks the RAM in place. When pick up your RAM,make sure you grab hold of it by the edge. Gold looking pins on the bottom of your RAM should never be touched. Your skin contains all types of oils and hidden debris which can ruin these pins, rendering your RAM useless. Carefully begin inserting your RAM like you see in the picture above. Insert it right now.
Once you inserted the RAM into the module,carefully push down on the RAM. Push too hard and you can crack the RAM.
Push down until the retention clips lock the RAM in place. How you know this? You should see and hear the clip lock in place.
That's it,you're all done. Your RAM should be firmly in place. Once you closed up your computers case,you may begin booting up our system. Provided that you did buy the right RAM. Wait you did buy the right RAM right? Not sure if you purchased the right? Well an easy indicator all is well is your computer booted up without having any blue screen errors. Now if your adding RAM to bump up the Gigabytes, go directly into your Control Panel in Windows ( be it Windows 7, 8 and 10) and click on where it say System and Security, click on System,you there yet? You should see installed RAM and the number of Gigabytes added. If there is an increased amount of RAM storage then congrats, you have successfully installed your RAM.
Quick Note: Always I mean always,I really mean always ground yourself before you open up your computer and handle any hardware!